Friday, November 09, 2007
Sketches and thanks
First of all I have to say thanks for all the encouraging comments. I got the inevitable headache after yesterday and missed my life class this morning, the results of which I had planned to post. I was feeling very glum until I read the comments. So for that, I will subject you to the sketches I didn't think were good enough yesterday!
I drew this boot with a brown watercolour lead (Caran d'Ache 'Museum') because I like how hard they are compared to other chalky brown pencils and added a touch of white. In general I love this technique but it can get overworked in a second and I usually end up ruining the thing! These are my newest boots and something of a miracle - I didn't have to break them in! I'm sure most ladies shoes and boots are actually instruments of torture. Why all shoes aren't soft and comfortable, no matter what style, is beyond me.
I was on the tram yesterday for the first time in ages and I sat down, got out my pencil, searched for my sketchbook and...horror! I had left it at home. Then, this guy sat in front of me and amazingly, he was the same guy I drew a few weeks ago in the same seat! The first sketch is on the right and the second was done on the only paper I had in my bag, on a supermarket receipt. He had a different skiing jacket on and his hair had grown a bit, although still looking as greasy as last time!
Mind you, I can't criticise when I looked like this a couple of days ago! (That's clingfilm on my head and not really noticeable here, I had plastic covers on my glasses like a blinkered horse!)Looking ancient and miserable yet again, it's Nora Batty hoping for a miracle!